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The Opium Den

George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, England
+44 1865 248680
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (14 reviews)
“rice” (14 reviews)
“braised pork” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are a fan of oriental food, especially Chinese food, give this place a try. Everything is good. I always end up with their noodle dishes which are excellent but they do hot pot which is popular with oriental tourists and locals. A high...More

Thank AlisonRyde
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to this place for a while now. All dishes we have tasted have been good & the location is excellent. This is a typical Chinese restaurant so don't expect amazing service tho we never had any issue. One negative point -...More

Thank ShuHOX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I've been here recently ..food is superb ...not greasy or dripping fat ...marvellous flavours ...seems more authentic than the usual run of the mill Chinese restaurant or buffet. Staff are friendly and I especially love the young lady who has served us before...More

3  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a regular at this establishment - having been around for several years and after having moved away, I take every opportunity to return when I'm in Oxford. The usually delightful Asian waiting staff had been replaced by scowling waiters of Filipino/South Asian descent...More

1  Thank Doug T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food in this place. During our latest meal here we rocked up without a booking and managed to get a table for two by the window. Within minutes there was not a spare seat in the restaurant, I counted about 45 Chinese...More

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends, very accommodating. Friendly staff, very attentive and the food was some of the best Chinese I've tasted in a long time. Definitely worth a trip here rather than the chains which are surrounding.

Thank pod11
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Opium Den used to be known for the kind of bland food that the Chinese cook for foreigners, with the same tired sweet and sour sauces, or flavourless stir fries -- and in one's student days, it had the added disadvantage of being a bit...More

1  Thank AM207
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Went to this restaurant for an evening meal. Being used to "English" Chinese restaurants bit overwhelmed by the menu at first. Took the easy way out and we ordered the banquet for two which was very good. When I go back I'll be a more...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We went for lunch and luckily picked this place from a row of adjacent restaurants offering virtually every type of food. The service was great and very personally tailored. The food was amazing and although advertised as Cantonese and recognisable as normal high street Chinese...More

1  Thank gilbodyn
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend got chicken in black bean and king bo chicken to share- both delicious and the chicken was tender! Took our leftovers and enjoyed them the next day! Service was slow though and could've been a lot more attentive!

1  Thank hcharlotteec
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 248680
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